Saturday, October 10, 2015

Camp in the Fall

Today we headed back up to Camp Fowler for the day. It was Creation Celebration Weekend and we had a lot of fun! We did not arrive in time to really join in the different morning activities. Maddie had fun just showing us around and being able to take some shots with her bigger camera. So we explored Lakeside, the beach, the outdoor chapel and the bug trail where we found more jewelweed! Then we headed back to Fenimore Hall to answer a trivia question to get in the building for lunch. Well, Maddie answered it! After a delicious lunch of a hamburger, beans, pasta salad and carrots just pulled from the garden we headed out to poke around a bit more. Maddie came running for Brian and I because she spotted a loon on the lake! "Come see!!" So we were all able to see the loon dressed in winter colors fishing for lunch. We headed out to the meadow to meet Uncle Kent for a nature hike. Maddie had so much fun doing that. She knew the way in parts and had fun finding things with Uncle Kent. Glacial erratics, sapsucker holes, pileated woodpecker holes, mosses, and wood sorrel were all things Maddie recognized. We learned about nursery logs which was really neat and Uncle Kent pointed out pitcher plants. After that we headed back home for dinner and adding some trees to the tree identification book! 

View from Lakeside

A Tom Bombidil tree

Maddie in her favorite spot. She told us she lets everyone else race to the Camp store while she heads down to the porch at Lakeside!

Watching the lake, clouds, colors!


Start of a trail

Attempting to take a heading with the new GPS

Answering questions and learning about nursery trees

all the kids in our group

More tree investigation

Moss on a tree that tipped over

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